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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is an Indian state, located in eastern region of the country on the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. It has an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). A part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta), the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. As for geography, West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Lok Sabha elections: A question of existence for Left parties in Bengal


IndiaTimes - Published

Officially, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is India's 1st Lokpal

Justice Ghose who hails from West Bengal is son of Justice SC Ghose, former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
DNA - Published

Left candidates in 38 of Bengal seats


IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Advantage TMC, BJP as Cong-Left alliance falls apart in Bengal

With the Congress-CPI(M) proposed alliance falling apart in West Bengal, the stage is set for a four-cornered contest in which the main contenders -- the Trinamool Congress and the BJP - are in an..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls: Congress releases 5th list of candidates

The Congress has released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal. The list, released late on Monday night, also included..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress tie-up bids hit dead-end in Bengal, roadblock in Bihar


IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha poll 2019: After Left's hard stance, Congress decides to go alone in Bengal

Another state where mahagathbandhan has failed to work on the ground.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Cong seat-sharing plan with Left falls apart in West Bengal

"It has been decided by our party unit that we don't want any adjustment or alliance by compromising our dignity. The Left can't dictate us on who will be candidate and who won't. We will fight alone..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Election Commission pulls up Bengal govt over several issues, warns officials

In an unprecedented move, Armed forces have arrived in Kolkata more than two months ahead of the polling day.
DNA - Published

We don't have enough winnable candidates in Bengal, says BJP state president Dilip Ghosh


IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Lok Sabha Election 2019: CPI(M)-led Left Front releases list of 25 candidates in West Bengal

"In some seats, there could be candidates jointly supported by the Congress and the Left Front," he added.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

BJP terms TMC's 48-hour-long dharna as 'drama'

The ruling Trinamool Congress Friday began its 48-hour-long sit-in against the BJP's alleged attempt to malign West Bengal by urging the ECI to declare all booths in the state as "super sensitive".
DNA - Published

Senior EC officials to visit West Bengal, Tripura


IndiaTimes - Published

SC seeks Bengal govt's reply on Roshan Giri's plea for protection to fight polls

The state government opposed the plea and told a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha that Giri was wanted in several cases and the apex court should not grant him any protection from arrest.
IndiaTimes - Published

Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty: Actors-turned-politicians trolled online after getting TMC tickets

The ruling party in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress announced the names of 42 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and the two names came as a surprise to all were - Nusrat Jahan and Mimi..
DNA - Published

Women candidates have highest chances to win in Bengal, lowest in Karnataka


IndiaTimes - Published

How Mamata is planning to checkmate BJP in Bengal

Three numbers throw light on Mamata's strategy. First, about one of every three party MPs in the outgoing Lok Sabha has not made it to the list. Of its 34 MPs, the party has dropped eight and two have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Declare entire West Bengal super sensitive: BJP

Aware of the highly-charged political atmosphere and vicious rivalry among political parties, the commission has already declared seven-phase staggered polls in West Bengal
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

EC seeks 'ground level' report from West Bengal poll authorities after BJP plea


IndiaTimes - Published

BJP can't win single seat in Bengal, they are trying to hide behind central forces: Mamata


IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal should be declared 'super sensitive' zone ahead of LS polls, BJP urges EC

A high-level delegation of BJP leaders comprising Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Health Minister JP Nadda and others met EC officials.
DNA - Published

Expelled TMC MP Hazra, 2 sitting MLAs from Bengal join BJP


IndiaTimes - Published

Polls will sound 'death knell' for BJP, end Modi's 'reign of fear': Mamata Banerjee

The 2019 Lok Sabha polls will sound the "death knell" for the BJP and bring an end to Narendra Modi's "reign of fear", West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee asserted on Tuesday.
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Expelled TMC MP Anupam Hazra, Congress-CPM MLAs join BJP

Anupam Hazra was welcomed to the BJP by senior party leader Mukul Roy and BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
DNA - Published

Mamata releases TMC list for all 42 West Bengal seats


IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: CPI(M) MP tops chart, utilises maximum MPLADS fund

Data released by the central government has shown that CPI(M) lawmaker Mohammed Salim has secured the top spot in terms of utilisation of MPLADS funds in West Bengal
DNA - Published

Congress, Left close in on ‘tactical tie-up’ in West Bengal


IndiaTimes - Published

BJP's gameplan is to disturb Bengal: Mamata Banerjee on 7-phased elections in state

The West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee launched a blistering attack on the ruling party at the centre - Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) for conducting Lok Sabha..
DNA - Published

Protracted poll to facilitate another 'strike': Mamata Banerjee

In controversial remarks, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appeared to suggest that the long-drawn Lok Sabha election process was intended to facilitate yet another "strike" as part..
IndiaTimes - Published

Election will be difficult for those observing Ramzan, BJP does not want minorities to vote: TMC leader

Trinamool Congress leader and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim on Monday said the lengthy schedule of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, will be arduous for those observing Ramzan in the states of Bihar, West..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Opposition welcomes 7-phase polls

The state opposition parties on Sunday welcomed the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Elections: 22 state-UTs including Andhra to have single-phase polling, UP among 3 states with 7 phases

Polling will be spread across seven phases in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.
DNA - Published

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